Senior Civil / Structural Engineer

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  • Location

    Moor Row, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    Up to £37.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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We have an opportunity for a Senior Civil / Structural Engineer role working in Nuclear and Defence the successful candidate will join the clients growing Cumbria office. They will join the Civil, Structural and Architectural team on projects of varying scales and complexity where they will assist and lead in the delivery of structural designs and analysis/assessment studies in a multi-discipline environment ensuring time, cost and quality are met.

They will address and resolve functional issues within a project through use of their technical capabilities and engineering judgement, applying their skills or generating innovative solutions as appropriate.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Your responsibilities will include:
Technical quality and excellence of your work and the work of those working under you to ensure engineering delivery meets scope, time, cost and quality
Project planning, delivery and financial performance of your work and that of junior staff
Communication with clients and other design team members to provide technical input and justification
Technical and professional guidance, support and development of more junior engineers and technicians
Lead a team of engineers in the development and delivery of design documents and solutions
Confidently participate at technical and non-technical meetings including progress meetings and design reviews
Generate engineering estimates and execution strategies to provide optimal solutions
Independent and autonomous work during the delivery of complex engineering activities
Adherence and contribution to business and quality management systems whilst developing a good safety culture

Essential Requirements:
Chartered or near Chartered Member of an appropriate institution (ICE/IStructE)
Degree qualified in Civil/Structural engineering or demonstrable equivalent underpinning knowledge and understanding
Five years or more experience in a civil and structural design role having direct influence over engineering practices and outcomes
Ability to Lead projects of varying size and complexity, managing technical aspects as well as quality, budget, programme and resources
Good all-round technical design expertise using British and international standards, and/or Eurocodes
Proficient use and knowledge of appropriate structural analysis programs (preferably STAAD)
Good understanding of structural theory and strong analytical skills with proven problem-solving ability
Experience of detailed calculations and design work for reinforced concrete and structural steelwork
Ability to work effectively as a team member liaising directly with clients and other design team members
Awareness of applicable codes and safety legislation and how they should be applied
Excellent verbal and written communication, and report writing skills

Ability to achieve P4 pass holder status and a minimum of SC clearance is essential

Desirable Skills & Experience:
Nuclear industry experience
Experience of working at or for Sellafield Ltd would be a distinct advantage
Experience of design to Eurocodes
Experience in design with masonry would be advantageous
Experience of structural dynamics, including designing for seismic, blast and impact load effects
Knowledge and use of BIM packages
Understanding of emerging technology so that technical input to projects takes account of new developments
Additional IT skills would be a distinct advantage
Chartered civil and/or structural membership